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Homemade Men in Postwar Austrian Cinema: Nationhood, Genre and Masculinity

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by Maria Fritsche
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Homemade Men in Postwar Austrian Cinema: Nationhood, Genre and Masculinity by Maria Fritsche

Despite the massive influx of Hollywood movies and films from other European countries after World War II, Austrian film continued to be hugely popular with Austrian and German audiences. By examining the decisive role that popular cinema played in the turbulent post-war era, this book provides unique insights into the reconstruction of a disrupted society. Through detailed analysis of the stylistic patterns, narratives and major themes of four popular genres of the time, costume film, Heimatfilm, tourist film and comedy, the book explains how popular cinema helped to shape national identity, smoothed conflicted gender relations and relieved the Austrians from the burden of the Nazi past through celebrating the harmonious, charming, musical Austrian man.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 228
Size: 6.4 MB
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9780857459466 (DRM-PDF)

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Nonfiction > Performing Arts > Film & Video > History & Criticism
Nonfiction > Social Science > Gender Studies
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